Wednesday, March 07, 2007

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Sometimes I worry that I'm being too hard on the other side of the political aisle and I'm failing to consider they're not really that different from you and me. They just have a difference of opinion. We should all just agree to disagree. Then I read something like this and I realize I might as well ponder the reality of leprechauns as consider for a second that self-described conservative are living in the same planet, much less the same reality, as I am.

While the White House publicly withheld comment, some Bush advisers expressed outrage, seeing a double standard and citing the documents-smuggling case of former Clinton national security adviser Samuel R. Berger. "Scooter didn't do anything," said former Cheney counselor Mary Matalin. "And his personal record and service are impeccable. How do you make sense of a system where a security principal admits to stuffing classified docs in his pants and says, 'I'm sorry,' and a guy who is rebutting a demonstrable partisan liar is going through this madness?"

Matalin is of course referring to Ambassador Joe Wilson when she alludes to the "partisan liar." The lie itself? Wilson's initial op-ed rebuffing the administration's pre-war claims that Iraq was seeking to purchase yellow cake from Niger and pointing a finger at the documents supporting this claim as forgeries.

Except for his central argument in his op-ed that Iraq wasn't seeking to purchase yellow cake from Niger and that the documents supporting this claim turned out to be forgeries Wilson was dead wrong. He had the situation described accurately at only about 98% The mendacious cur.

We can't have it both ways. Either Matalin is lying or Wilson is. I don't know about you but I may be willing to write off a whole ton of disagreement to difference of opinion but glaring dishonesty, partisan lying if you will, automatically disqualifies you as someone worth considering a decent human being.


Swinebread said...

It’s amazing that crap like this still get printed… Bush has done nothing but hurt the American people… I hope all those White House Staffers are quaking in their boots, they should be ashamed by their service to that dickwad in the oval office.

Dean Wormer said...

Shouldn't that be MISTER dickwad?

Show a little respect.


Swinebread said...

Nah, just dickwad at this point...

Overdroid said...

Dickwad in Chief